Everyone in our home is especially busy at the moment with work, school and uni pressures. I have been trying to spend a little more thought and time on preparing the evening meals, to nurture the family through this busy time. It has been relaxing to potter around in the kitchen and a chance to be creative away from my craft room.My family have been appreciating my renewed interest in cooking. Wonder how long it will last?
I baked a roast chicken dinner mid week, and finished it off with a dessert of Butterscotch Pecan Self-Saucing Pudding. This is a family favourite but I must admit, it has been a few years since I last made it. It is a delicious caramel flavoured sponge pudding with a butterscotch sauce made from golden syrup. The pecans add some extra texture and it is delicious served warm with vanilla ice-cream. I have also used walnuts in place of the pecans which also works well.
For our north American readers, Golden Syrup is made in the process of refining sugar cane into sugar, and is a staple in Australian pantries. When we lived in USA we were able to find it at World Market.